Irene Doukaina (Εἰρήνη Δούκαινα, Latinized as Ducaena, c. 1066 – 19 February 1138) was a Byzantine Empress-Consort by her marriage to Alexios I Komnenos. She was the mother of Emperor John II Komnenos and of the historian Anna Komnene.
Irene Doukaina in "Suffer a Sorceress"
As her husband Emperor Alexios was dying in 1118, Empress-Consort Irene Doukaina conspired with her daughter Princess Anna to remove Irene's own son Prince John from succession to the crown. Anna did not let her mother know about her sorcerous abilities, which ultimately failed to influence the Emperor. When the Emperor confirmed John as his heir, Irene and Anna looked at each other, wondering what they could do next. They silently agreed: nothing.
Maria of Alania
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